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Why we need safe access zones outside Canberra’s abortion clinics

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Many years ago, as a student of the Australian National University, I’d often ride my bike past the ACT Health building in the city and wonder why the front was often tasselled with such a ghoulish gathering. Perhaps it was a mimed version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show… in slow motion? Always in a rush, [...]

Should we ban smart watches while driving?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Using a mobile phone while driving has been an offence for quite some time now. But what about sending an SMS from an object that isn’t a phone? My partner bought an Apple Watch on the weekend. Besides the fact that I think this product is a pointless piece of junk and a huge waste of [...]

Join the Canberra Wind Symphony this Friday

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 4 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Are you ready to be blown away? If you like badss massive sounds that swallow you whole, or sweet lilting melodies... if you like George Gershwin, blues, or if you want to hear 45 amazing musicians do an impersonation of a train...and if you've never been to a concert before, THIS IS THE CONCERT FOR YOU! We [...]

The bright stuff: Project Lighting goes from strength to strength

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’ve bought a light fitting in Canberra, Queanbeyan or the South Coast in the past 40 years, there’s a good chance you’ve visited Project Lighting. The Canberra-founded, family-run business has sold lights and light fittings since 1972. From its small beginnings in Altree Court in Phillip, it has grown to six locations across the ACT [...]

Quality gym near Civic/Ainslie/Dickson?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I am a student looking for a quality gym near Civic, Ainslie or Dickson. Hopefully I can get fit. I am looking for a price around $10 – $20 a week. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.

MB Cup trivia night – Supporting Lifeline Canberra and RUOK?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 18 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Over the last three years Canberra City and Suburban Cricket Association and Last Man Stands Canberra have worked with Lifeline Canberra and RUOK? to raise awareness of the suicide prevention in theShow More Summary

Best of Canberra – Burritos

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Burritos are seriously the best. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or even a cheeky snack, a good burrito will always hit the spot. My favourite thing about burritos is their versatility. You can be healthy and skip the cheese or you can go the whole hog with double meat, cheese and sour cream. If you like [...]

More speed cameras for the ACT – effective or waste of money?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has announced it will expand the territory’s speed camera network from today, with at least 30 new locations for mobile speed vans being trialled by the end of next month, and the vans on duty an extra 120 hours per week. The more the merrier as far as I’m concerned. Anything that slows [...]

Time to learn from planning overreach

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra in recent days.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside container precinct. This so called ‘experimental’ development was due to open in time for Floriade in 2014. As of August 2015, it was yet to become fully operational, despite [...]

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two alleged offenders entered the rear yard of a residence in Ross Smith Crescent and forced entry through a side sliding door. A short time later, the owner came [...]

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the details within the new designated boundary. We acknowledge the...Show More Summary

To go or not to go, that is the question

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scandal. Many would expect I would have little sympathy for Heydon, and that I would take the view that this is a political witch hunt lacking legitimacy. Many would suggest that I would [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week’s call out for Canberra’s best Chinese food. The list included Dickson Dumpling House, Tak Kee Roast Inn and Jimmy’s Place in Dickson; Bambusa in Manuka; Wild Duck [...]

The Groove Kings at Harmonie German Club

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 4 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop - the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest toned, dirtiest blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene. Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, [...]

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was also the year that RSPCA ACT was born. Sixty years is a long time to do anything, but what began as 23 dedicated individuals has [...]

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, Uber hopes to start operating in Canberra by October, with 1000 people already expressing interest in becoming drivers. Uber works by providing [...]

Bloomin’ great Aranda walk – spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We’ve just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through Aranda’s pretty parks featuring stunning native flower displays. The walk starts and ends at the old Aranda shops site, now occupied by the dog friendly Two [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Trevs @ Dickson

A group of girlfriends and I try to have monthly dinners. We are so busy with our individual lives that this seems to be the best way for us to catch up – by planning a whole month ahead! We each take turns at organize a dinner and choosing a different venue; depending on the [...]

Have you seen these antique books?

On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located in a safe.The books are very distinctive atlases and they are potentially the last in circulation. The offender may be oblivious to their worth and they may have [...]

A look around Canberra – Dickson

The suburb of Dickson in Canberra’s north was named after Sir James Dickson, one of the founders of the constitution and premier of Queensland in the late 1800s. Dickson gets the tagline ‘Canberra’s Chinatown’ a fair bit, due to the large number of Asian restaurants and grocery stores on Woolley Street. There’s Dickson Dumpling House, The [...]

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